Arterial pressure is an important indicator of the health status of any person, and in pregnant women it also allows you to judge the development of the baby. It is very important to constantly keep pressure in pregnant women on the control, as its increase, decrease or abrupt changes can indicate problems of bearing the child.
First, we need to determine what exactly is meant by the term blood pressure (abbreviated blood pressure) and find out what is its norm and deviations. Blood circulates through the human body continuously and continuously, and exerts a certain pressure on the walls of the vessels. The strength of this pressure is called arterial pressure, measured in millimeters of mercury.
Always the blood pressure is calculated in two digits, which are written down the slash.
The first number (systolic BP) is the amount of pressure at a certain moment of maximum contraction of the heart muscle, and the second (diastolic blood pressure) is the pressure at the time of complete relaxation of the heart.
In non-pregnant women, the norm is considered to be pressure in the range of 100/60 … 130/80 mm Hg. Art. In pregnant women, it is allowed to increase or decrease the usual values of blood pressure by 10% in one direction or another, that is, the norm of pressure in pregnant women is determined by previous nonpregnant indices.